Steven Spielberg Lead Role for Movie - Kids

Child Acting Auditions

Kids have the opportunity of a lifetime. The chance to star in a Steven Spielberg film is here! Child acting auditions are being held in several cities to find the next child stars to be in the movie. The kids movie casting call is for the upcoming project “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara”. Casting directors are searching for boys ages 6 to 9 years old to play some pretty hefty roles. The upcoming flick is based on a true story. In addition to an in-person casting call, producers are accepting self-taped submissions.

About “The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara”

Steven Spielberg is making a film about the true story of EDGARDO MORTARA – a 6 year old Jewish boy from Bologna who was reported to have been secretly baptized by a maid, and was deemed by the Catholic church therefore to be Christian. Pope Pius IX (to be played by Mark Rylance) decreed that the boy could not remain with his Jewish family. He was seized by the Papal State and taken to the Vatican where his indoctrination into Catholicism began. This was a cause célèbre of mid-nineteenth century European politics and the domestic and international outrage against the pontifical state’s actions may have contributed to its downfall amid the unification of Italy. This is an incredible story of real historical relevance.

What They Are Looking For

EDGARDO — BOY age 6-9 to play 6 years old. This is a unique and very challenging part for a truly special boy. The story deals with the complexity of an extremely intelligent and gifted child’s situation – his desire to return to his family and the faith of his ancestors, pitted against his ability to learn the Catechism and engage with the Pope on a level far beyond his years. HE SHOULD APPEAR TO BE A JEWISH ITALIAN child. We are not looking for any kind of Italian accent. LEAD.

How to Apply

To audition please use this site to submit a self tape OR attend an open call in your area. Email childcastingsearch@gmail.com with any questions.

ATTEND AN OPEN CALL IN YOUR AREA:
New York
Sunday, January 29th / 10am – 5pm
One on One Studios / 34 W 27th St, 11th Floor, NYC 10001

Los Angeles
Sunday January 29th / 10am-5pm
American Jewish University Colen Conference Hall
15600 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Parking in Lot 3

Toronto
Saturday, February 4th / 9am – 1pm
JP Studios
400 Eastern Avenue, Suite 201A

Miami
Sunday, February 5th / 10am – 5pm
Dave & Mary Alper Jewish Community Center
11155 SW 112 Ave. Miami, FL 33176

Vancouver
Sunday, February 5th / 10am – 4pm
Shoreline Studios
1425 Charles St Vancouver, BC V5L 2S7

Chicago
Sunday, February 12 / 10am – 5pm
Bernard Weinger Jewish Community Center
300 Revere Dr, Northbrook, IL 60062

London
Sunday 29th January 10am – 5pm

Newman St Studios
42 – 44 Newman Street, London, W1T 1QD



Leave a Casting Response

6 Casting Responses

  1. Jenusiya

    Hi my name is jenusiya jegatheesan. I am 13 years old and a female.I have been dancing since I was 3 and singing since I was 4. I play 5 instruments,flute,Vilon, piano,Trumpet and a guitar. I have brown eyes, long black hair ,and weigh 110 pounds.I am large in clothing and I am 5 feet and 3 inches.I have been involved in many dance competitions and singing competitions.I also have been auditioning for many shows lately the past 1 month and still waiting on results. Getting this part would make my life different. Getting this part will make have a chance to make others happy

  2. Jenusiya

    Hi my name Is jenusiya and I’m 13 years old.Im very tired and passionate about acting.I’ve been dancing sin I was 3 and singing since I was 5.I play 5 instruments.Vilon,trumpet,flute,piano and a guitar. I’ve been auditon8ng for many thing this past 2 moth and still waiting for result.I am in over and many dance competitions and singing competitions. I weigh 110 pounds and the size large.I am 5 feet and 3 inches.I love acting and looking for an acting career . Getting this role means a lot to me and I know I can make others smile by me.

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  3. Syraah Dosanjh

    Sorry i am 13 years old

  4. Syraah Dosanjh

    My name is Syraah Dosanjh and i am very very interested in being in one of these films. I am very passionate and trying to pursue my dream like most people however i have people who dont me following my dream so in getting any role would be an honour and it would show how much strength and capability i have so that i can prove to thoughs people that i can follow my dream. I am 3 years old weighing at 125 pounds and the height of 162.56 centimetres tall. I have hazel green eyes, light brown hair and light skin.

  5. Isabella

    I’m a kid and I want to be famous I need jobs that will be in march- whenever

    • Jenusiya

      Hi my name Is jenusiya and I’m 13 years old.Im very tired and passionate about acting.I’ve been dancing sin I was 3 and singing since I was 5.I play 5 instruments.Vilon,trumpet,flute,piano and a guitar. I’ve been auditon8ng for many thing this past 2 moth and still waiting for result.I am in over and many dance competitions and singing competitions.I love acting and looking for an acting career